Introduction: 6 Life Hacks Using Hot Glue

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Hello everyone I just love life hacks and I just thought of a few more to make your and mine life better. Hope you enjoy.

Step 1: Slip Free Hanger

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Don't you always hate how your shirts and other clothing always fall of the hangers? Well nevermore with this handy trick. Put a few beadlets on the ends of your hanger and no more slip.

Step 2: No More Water in Bath Toys

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If you have kids you have probably have had to throw away plenty of bath toys because of mold in them. The solution is just put a dot of hot glue in the hole & tada! it is fixed.

Step 3: Spare a Few Cents = Tap Shoes

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have you or your kids ever wanted tap dancing shoes? All you need is 11 pennies a shoe (for a adult sized shoe) 9 for a smaller shoes. glue the pennies to the bottoms (Duh) You can look at the pictures for were to place them.

Step 4: Not to Many Holes

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Do you like to use Tacks to post things on your wall, but hate the holes? I know I do. So here is a idea. Glue a thumb tack to a cloths pin or other clip. Then tack the clip to the wall. Then when you want to change out the picture or something on the wall you don't have to add another home. (this is also good if you don't want holes in something)

Step 5: Hang Up Your Pictures

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I have a picture frame without something to hang it on the wall. So what I did was glue a pop tab at the top of the frame and voila.

Step 6: Egg Painting Patterns

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A couple different ways to decorate a egg are
#1 you can glue over the eggs and then just leave it like that.
#2 You could also paint over it. it adds texture.
#3 Also once the paint drys you could peel off the glue to leave a pretty pattern.

Step 7: That All Folks

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That's it I hope you enjoyed these simple life hacks & they make you're like easier and cheaper. Don't forget to vote :)


cospleia (author)2017-02-26

Great tips!

DEEJAY642 (author)2016-04-16

these are good ideas!!! you're soooooo negative!!

JennaS18 (author)2016-04-09

9 shoes 11 pennies...

k2iran (author)2015-09-10

good ideas!

Mysterious_Gal (author)k2iran2015-09-11


PatriciaD18 (author)2015-08-10

Wow these are really great tips. You've got my vote.

Trish Dee

Victoriagirl1203 (author)2015-08-09

Those are extremly good ideas

rbianchi2 (author)2015-08-04

Brilliant! I'm off to try the coat hanger thing! Thanks!

KakaduRanger (author)2015-07-31


BrianTheLion2015 made it! (author)2015-06-04

hey mysterygirl995, this was my 1st time doin a video so i made one from your 6 life hacks using hot glue,i do not know if the audio is hearable but i came throu on what i said i would do enjoy!

colin.bannon.12 (author)2015-05-26

At work when we make little hand held electrical gizmo boxes we connect electronics inside and solder. Then to drop proof the item we fill the cavity with hot glue around all wires connectors and space. Later it is a mess to fix a bad component but shock proofs the item.

mametchi (author)2015-05-25


agulesin (author)2015-05-15

Tap shoes - this doesn't really affect your idea but it's worth reading:

Like the can pull as a hanger, that's great!

KellyD3 (author)agulesin2015-05-23


Mysterious_Gal (author)agulesin2015-05-15

Thanks for the read.

Errol1951 (author)2015-05-22

love it great for the kids

Mysterious_Gal (author)Errol19512015-05-22

Thanks :)

tfellad (author)2015-05-13

Great stuff

Mysterious_Gal (author)tfellad2015-05-18


thunder_ir (author)2015-05-18


gooood luck


jeanniel1 (author)2015-05-17

I like the egg one - hard boiled, I take it, right?

The hanger one is especially good and easy

Mysterious_Gal (author)jeanniel12015-05-17

Yes hard boiled. Thanks

jbowman-2 (author)2015-05-17

Id just like to add that clear silicone sealant/caulk can do all these things, with no glue gun, peels off, and probably provides a more durable bond than hot glue. Its also heat resistant to 360 degrees, at least the type I use.

agulesin (author)2015-05-15

Nice 'able, thanks!

Just one (silly!) question, if your fingers do fall off, how will you grab the glue gun? Anyway, we hope you'll never need to put that into practice... ;-)

Mysterious_Gal (author)agulesin2015-05-15

I do it with my feet ;)

tw2sheds (author)2015-05-15

Hot glue......replacing duct tape as the fix it all for the new century. I have found the hot glue sticks very well to most plastics as I think it melts them enough to fuse with them. Also handy for electrical projects as long as you don't melt the insulation too much. Nice ideas, thank you!

Mysterious_Gal (author)tw2sheds2015-05-15


Tuan JinnN (author)2015-05-15

This inspires us a lot of things, how come we never thought of it. Thanks a bunch

No problem

ronald.ferreira.39 (author)2015-05-14

don forget your fingers lol

LOL :)

ronald.ferreira.39 (author)2015-05-14

great idea i baught a small one from the art stor dont know how to use the soildering gun but hey good ideas id glue the hangers o the the shelf so they dont rock when taking clothes off

banman11 (author)2015-05-14

Great ideas. I'd like to see more....



Mysterious_Gal (author)banman112015-05-14

Here are some more life hacks

Life Hacks with Rubber Bands

Mysterious_Gal (author)banman112015-05-14


dymgarcia (author)2015-05-14

Great to see somebody is thinking. Please keep those ideas coming and Thank You

Mysterious_Gal (author)dymgarcia2015-05-14

Thanks. No problem

doo da do (author)2015-05-14

Good ideas, will share the pop tab with my art class

Mysterious_Gal (author)doo da do2015-05-14


lionel1024 (author)2015-05-14

Also diffusers for light, like on top of an LED.

doo da do (author)lionel10242015-05-14

like the idea for the LED lights

thundrepance (author)2015-05-14

great ideas, & the tap sneakers crack me up!! x^D

Glad you liked it :D

Mikki G.W (author)2015-05-14

Nice ideas! However, I don't think hot gluing a pop tap on a frame will hold the weight

thundrepance (author)Mikki G.W2015-05-14

you're cute, mikki, but you should crop that person out of the foto!

GeeDeeKay (author)Mikki G.W2015-05-14

If the frame is heavy or you're unsure it would hold, you could always tap a small brad into the frame and then hot glue the pop tab to it so the brad would help take some of the sheer force weight off the hot glue alone.

Mysterious_Gal (author)Mikki G.W2015-05-14

surprisingly it does though

pooter1433 (author)2015-05-14

I was kinda expecting a bunch of unimaginative and predictable hacks. I was very pleasantly surprised and inspired. Kudos to you mysterygirl995 :)

Thank you very much :) I'm glad you like what you see.

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